Basic science and clinical aspects of procaine HCl as a limbic system excitant.

@article{Adamec1985BasicSA,
  title={Basic science and clinical aspects of procaine HCl as a limbic system excitant.},
  author={Robert E. Adamec and C I Stark-Adamec and J. M. Saint-Hilaire and Kasey Livingston},
  journal={Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry},
  year={1985},
  volume={9 2},
  pages={109-19}
}
The literature in animals and humans which indicate that systemic procaine HCl activates limbic tissue is reviewed. Studies in cats which suggest that procaine excites limbic cells by reducing neural inhibition are then described. Evidence that power spectral analysis of high frequency EEG bands (omega or 31-55 cps) in the temporal cortical EEG reflects degree of limbic (amygdala) excitation in animals and humans is reviewed. Studies in cats are described which show that procaine selectively… CONTINUE READING